- About the work
About the artist
Thomas Creswick was born in Sheffield. He moved to London in 1828, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1842 and appointed a full Academician in 1851. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Birmingham Society of Artists. The paintings of Creswick’s early career (until around 1840) look to the work of 18th- and early 19th-century British landscape painters and many of them depict scenes in Wales, Ireland or northern England. During the 1840s Creswick was associated with the ‘Clique’, an informal group of artists which included William Powell Frith and Augustus Egg, among others, who met to sketch and discuss their work.
William Finden was born in London. He engraved prints after works of the Old Masters and his contemporaries, including David Wilkie and Sir Edwin Landseer.